Creative writing



Gain expertise, practical experience and develop creative skills. In all units, the emphasis is on publication or the achievement of professional standards. Initially, you undertake various forms of constructive, descriptive and narrative writing, progressing to editing, non-fiction and fiction writing, script writing and poetry writing.

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MJ-A000062 (major)

MN-A000062 (minor)


Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)

Career outcomes

You may find employment in freelance editing and writing, finance, health and manufacturing industries, government departments, media and entertainment industries, publishing companies, tourism, hospitality and service industries.

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  • To complete a Major sequence in Creative Writing select eight (8) credit points as outlined below;
  • To complete a Minor sequence in Creative Writing select any four (4) units from below, including a minimum of one (1) credit point at level one, and no more than one (1) credit point at level 3

Complete 2 units from level 1, selected from:

  • Writer's Toolkit: Craft and Creativity ALW101
  • Writing Spaces: Paradigms and Provocations ALW102
  • Complete 4 units from level 2, selected from:

  • Designing Fictions ALW225
  • Scriptwriting: Character, Event, Consequence ALW227
  • Creative Nonfiction: Inquiry, Integrity, Vulnerability ALW223
  • Poetry: Events in Language ALW242
  • The Role of the Editor ALW205
  • Writing for Young People ALW252
  • Writing for Games: Designing Quests and Characters ALW251
  • Complete the following 2 credit point unit from level 3:

  • Producing Digital Anthologies: From Concept to Publication ALW396 (2 credit points)
  • The following level 3 credit point is recommended as an elective to compliment the major stream:

  • Experimental Writing Lab ALW395
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